Some afternoon reading for you:

• Equities For the Long Run? Or Property? Or Neither? (MoneyBeat)
• What makes a stock picker’s market? (Vanguard Advisors Blog)
• The Best and Worst Thing About Investing (Reformed Broker)
• Architect of credit default swaps to leave JPMorgan (WonkBlog)
• Tech industry has opened a Pandora’s box of patent strife (FT)
• 10 reasons why Americans ignore climate disasters (MarketWatch)
• Toyota HiLux pickup truck top of the terrorist shopping list (PRI)
• An Activist Court’s Ideology: More Money, Less Voting (Bill Moyers)
• NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought (Reuters) see also Physicists are building an NSA-proof Internet (Salon)
• Why do zebras have stripes? Scientists have the answer (The Guardian)

Is that Friday on the horizon?

 

S&P Made Another Record High

Source: Chart of the Day

 

Category: Financial Press

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8 Responses to “10 Thursday PM Reads”

  1. farmera1 says:

    This can’t be good. As far as I know Experian is one of the three credit bureaus that maintain credit reports on “all” Americans.

    Exclusive: U.S. states probing security breach at Experian

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-experian-databreach-idUSBREA321SL20140403

    “U.S. attorneys general have launched a multi-state investigation into a breach in which criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million social security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian Plc.”

  2. rd says:

    Re: est and Worst Thingabout Investing

    What I have figured out over the past 20 years is that the growing availability of inexpensive diversified index funds means that the typical investor today has the opportunity to play in the PGA alongside the top golfers and be assured of getting Par or One over Par in every tournament of the year just by showing up and walking along without ever swinging a club.

    In some tournaments, some years Par would put you in the bottom half of the pack but rarely would you be at the bottom. In some cases though (USOpen and British Open in bad weather) Par could put you at or near the top of the leader board. On average, you would keep your tour card and be given a pretty decent pile of winnings each year.

    As an amateur duffer, you would be almost assured of losing strokes overall if you insisted on playing some of the holes in each tournament, so you would probably end up several strokes over Par and some years actually lose your tour card.

  3. willid3 says:

    considering how we seem to react to man made disasters to like West, TX, that water mess in West Virginia, the pipe line failures (the one that exploded in California, the ones that flooded a city in Arkansas and the one that spilled into a Michigan lake),, and then there are the train crashes and we dont seem to think that man made disasters can be prevented (think how often airliners used to crash), why should we then address climate change? maybe its just the times, and we are too lenient with so called job creators who end killing more than a few people. and for all of the complaining putting our children at risk for deficits, you never notice the same talking about maybe just maybe making it safer for the children at home, so their houses dont get blown up, or flooded with oil. but no, we dont do that

  4. rd says:

    Interesting discussion here about a new tick-borne disease and the politics and economics of vaccines (or lack thereof) against tick-borne diseases.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/02/cases-of-new-tick-borne-illness-heartland-virus-grow.html#url=/articles/2014/04/02/cases-of-new-tick-borne-illness-heartland-virus-grow.html

    Unfortunately, these diseases don’t seem to discriminate between anti-science vs pro-science people.

  5. VennData says:

    Solid proof that all Internet comment makers are idiots.

    http://www.uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2014/04/npr-april-fools-day-prank-facebook/

  6. WickedGreen says:

    The SCOTUS decision is laughable, naked bullshit. Remember during Roberts confirmation hearings, when he was so respectful and deferential to precedent? Yeah, neither does anyone else.

    That fact that you have to pay to get tv or radio play doesn’t mean that money = speech.

    Unpaid college athlete-entertainers can’t accept so much as a pack of chewing gum, but Rep. Sleazehole will take 10s, 20s, 50s, and 100s, thank you very much.

    We’ve had three enormously visible issues just this week in which proper government oversight could have made a big difference, but the only government funding going on is the dirtiest possible kind.

    Shame on these 5 disgusting clowns.

  7. theexpertisin says:

    Al Gore standing next to Hurricane Katrina.

    Two swirling masses of turbulent hot air.

  8. thomas hudson says:

    http://blogs.rollcall.com/hill-blotter/moran-members-cant-afford-to-live-decently-in-d-c/?dcz=

    this virginia rep thinks congress needs a raise because it is expensive to live in D.C.